A health official takes a blood sample from a child's finger for a malaria test at a clinic in Bong Ti Lang village on the Thai-Myanmar border.
(Narong Sangnak/EPA /LANDOV)
May 13, 2014

New Lab Technique Could One Day Make Malaria Easier To Treat

Malaria has proved one of the hardest diseases on the planet to treat. The World Health Organization estimates there are nearly 200 million cases each year, and the parasitic infection is blamed for some 700,000 deaths annually.


Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who now asks to be referred to as Chelsea, dressed as a woman in this 2010 photograph.
(U.S. Army handout/Reuters/Landov)
May 13, 2014

Pentagon OKs Manning Transfer For Gender Treatment

Defense officials say the Pentagon is trying to transfer convicted national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison so she can get treatment for her gender disorder.


May 13, 2014

Lawmakers Advance College Loan Study Plan

State lawmakers have advanced a plan to explore if Illinois could offer college loans to students that would be paid back based on income after graduation.


Gov. Pat Quinn signs the pension overhaul, known sometimes as Senate Bill 1, into law in December, 2013.
(Credit Harvey Tillis / Illinois Information Service)
May 13, 2014

Deal Reached On University Pensions

A last-minute effort to stave off a rash of retirements at Illinois universities and community colleges is just one step from success. 


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